What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skill based therapy in which individuals learn adaptive skills to manage emotional distress and improve relationships. This therapy treatment can be beneficial for persons with depression, borderline personality, bipolar disorder, as well as any mental health issues that lead to impulsive or aggressive behavior, self-harm, chemical abuse, or suicidal thoughts.

DBT consists of weekly individual therapy and skills group. Treatment typically lasts for 12-18 months and participants have access to 24 hour phone coaching. Omni Mental Health's DBT program is a state certified Intensive Outpatient Program which consists of licensed mental health professionals. Our program adheres to state requirements for how DBT treatment is provided and documented.

In addition to our general DBT program, Omni Mental Health has two specialty groups:

The Mother Baby DBT Skills Group is specifically for mothers of young children. Mothers can bring their children to individual sessions and children under the age of two are welcome to attend skills group.

The Adapted DBT Skills Group is for individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injuries. This group follows a simplified DBT workbook and therapists use a team approach to work with the client’s care providers and guardians when needed.